ESL instructor
International Rescue Committee - Wichita, KS

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Scope:

Under the supervision of the Resettlement Director, the ESL instructor leads the IRC’s education programming in Wichita. He/she provides humanitarian entrants with contextualized instruction that gives clients the English language skills they need to effectively participate in the English-speaking environment in which they live, particularly the skills needed to obtain and retain employment and achieve self-sufficiency. The ESL instructor also ensures client data is collected and managed to effectively report on grant-funded programs.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide content-based English language instruction at beginning, intermediate and/or advanced levels.
  • Develop and implement engaging lesson plans that assist students in meeting their goals and offer a variety of instructional methods adapted to diverse learning styles.
  • Supervise volunteer assistant teachers and tutors
  • Incorporate job readiness into ESL classroom instruction.
  • Design and administer student assessment tools that gauge student learning and monitor achievement of performance outcomes.
  • Create a welcoming environment that fosters community and learning among program participants.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans and/or bi-weekly unit plans that address material to be covered in class.
  • Assist with registration, intake and pre- and post-testing as needed
  • Assist with reporting requirements as needed

Requirements
  • University degree (B.A.) required with TESL certification, plus at least one year of teaching experience.
  • Thorough, detailed knowledge and understanding of English grammar with the ability to clearly explain all verbs, tenses and parts of speech.
  • Ability to interact with diverse ethnic populations and empathize with people unfamiliar with local culture.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ethical and professional conduct that facilitates the building of a respectful, trusting and collaborative relationship with program staff and students.

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